Who says classical music isn't exciting? The Toronto Symphony Orchestra launched its latest season in fine style this week, with superstar violinist Joshua Bell providing characteristic fire and drama.
It wasn't a tale about a dolphin that provided a nice surprise at the box office over the weekend, but rather a suspense film. It was a also tale of two new movies where one over-achieved and the other one under-performed.
This is the weekend when Hollywood wouldn't mind a pleasant surprise. That would be in the form of "Dolphin Tale 2." The family-friendly film is out and simply because of the theater count, it could end on top.
For those who fly planes and love aviation, any excuse to talk about or study air planes is a welcome activity to the daily routine. This is especially so for the pilots and members of Sonoma Skypark air field.
One would think Labor Day would be a gold mine for a new movie release and get in one more summer season blockbuster. But it isn't. In fact, a movie that has been the talk of the summer is once again the No. 1 movie in the land.
It is not deja vu at the box office but it may act like it with the release of "If I Stay." It should win over the other newcomers, with only "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" having a chance at the top spot.
Since Marvel Studios has achieved massive success with its Phase I films, fans have been demanding to see classic heroes on the big screen. Will the recent ground swell push the Black Panther to the front of the line?
Audience Entertainment has developed a new gadget coming to movie theaters around the world that welcomes viewers to become a human joystick as part of the big-screen viewing action right from their seat.
Developer Aleksandr Semenov has created a way to get free movies for buying beer. Bluetooth technology reads information on the bottle and unlocks movies on your computer. You only need to tap it on a sensor to make it work.
Even though the two newcomers beat expectations, the box office blues continue for Hollywood. But, "Lucy" did out-muscle "Hercules" to take over the top spot. "Lucy" won out with an estimated $44 million while "Hercules' took in $29 million.
Sofa seat belts on; this week sees the release of Need For Speed on DVD. The film’s raison d’etre is to see how many ridiculously fast cars they drive (and destroy) in 132 minutes of fully-leaded action.
Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.